Our Statement of Faith
The Essentials We Believe…
We believe there is one God who is Creator and Maker of the universe; existing eternally and manifesting himself in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit who are one in essence and equal in power and glory.
We believe that God has revealed Himself to humanity in the person of Jesus Christ. He is fully God and fully man, the eternal and only begotten Son of God. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His miracles, in His sinless life, making atonement for our sins through His shed blood by His death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right had of the Father and in His personal and literal return in power and glory.
We believe that God is present in the world today in the person of the Holy Spirit, who drawn us to faith in Jesus and who bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. He empowers believers to manifest the character of Christ as evidenced by the fruits of the Spirit, so we can life a godly life. We rely up on the power of the Holy Spirit and believe His spiritual gifts are available to believers today as God determines. Spiritual giftedness and faithfulness determines where and how we serve.
We believe the Bible, consisting of all the books of the Old and New Testaments, is the only inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
We believe that God created men and women in His image, thus holding a unique place in creation. Rather than loving God, mankind chose sin, which resulted in eternal separation from God and a destroyed relationship with God, which causes many problems in life. We believe that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a renewed relationship with God.
We believe that humanity can be saved from the consequence of sin and eternal death by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Humanity cannot earn or work for its salvation. When one is saved, he or she is said to be “born again” by the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
We believe people were created to live forever. One will either exist eternally separated from God in a place called hell or through faith in Christ, will be eternally united with Him in heaven.
Baptism and Communion
We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the earliest church. Therefore, we believe that baptism is by immersion in water and it serves as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ. It is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus as well as a picture of our new birth. Baptism is the initial act of an obedient faith. We believe that Jesus instituted the Lord’ Supper and that celebrating communion together weekly is beneficial for all Christians as we remember the love of God through the atoning death of Jesus on the cross for our sins.
We believe the church is the greatest force that God has established upon the earth to make an eternal difference in the lives of people. Consequently, we believe that active participation in a local church is essential for all Christians. We are an independent Christian Church that is not connected to any denominational structure. We are interdenominational in that we welcome people from all backgrounds seeking a life-transforming relationship with Jesus.
We believe that it is normal for believers to be fully-devoted, joy-filled and fun-loving followers of Jesus that are committed to GO, GROW and GIVE.